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American Lake - VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Internship Program

The predoctoral internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake Division is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the academic year 2015. The program has eight funded positions and abides by the selection procedures used by APPIC.

Doctoral students in APA-accredited Clinical, Counseling and/or combined professional-scientific Psychology programs are eligible to apply. All coursework required for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the internship year, as well as any qualifying, comprehensive, or preliminary doctoral examinations. We prefer candidates whose doctoral dissertations will be completed, or nearly completed, before the internship. However, because internship is part of the pre-doctoral training requirement, interns must not be granted their degree by their academic institution prior to successful completion of the internship year.

**Applicants must be in compliance with the Eligibility Requirements for all VA Training Programs.

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Psychology Internship - American Lake

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The clinical psychology postdoctoral residency program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake Division offers 4 training tracks: Geropsychology (2 positions); Neuropsychology (2 years, 1 position); Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment in Outpatient and Residential Settings (1 position); and Interprofessional Care of Chronic Pain and Disease in Primary Care and Outpatient Settings (1 position). The American Lake Division intends to seek APA-accreditation; however, the training program will not be accredited during the 2015-2016 training year as it is the program’s initial training year.

Applicants for the postdoctoral residencies must be graduates of APA-accredited Clinical, Counseling and/or combined professional-scientific Psychology programs and have completed an APA-accredited internship by the beginning of the fellowship year, September 1, 2015. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

**Applicants must be in compliance with the Eligibility Requirements for all VA Training Programs.

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Psychology Fellowship - American Lake

Contact Us

VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Patrick D. Sylvers, Ph.D.
Director of Training

Janna L. Fikkan, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Training

A-116-B
9600 Veterans Drive
Tacoma, WA 98493

APPIC Match Number

Intership:
162311

Postdoctoral Fellowship: N/A

Applications Due

Intership:
November 15

Postdoctoral Fellowship:Variable by Track

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